[kde-linux] kppp and cron
Marc.Rosenthal at ec.gc.ca
Sat Dec 9 00:41:29 UTC 2006
I'd like to know if it's possible to run kppp from within a user's
(preferably root's) cron.
I've tried setting up a script in root's cron which checks for a kppp
session, and if one doesn't exist then start it...something like:
*/15 * * * * /root/start_kppp
The script works fine (when run from the command line), but when it's run
from cron and it tries to execute the "kppp -c PPP_ACCOUNT" it fails due
to problems with the Xserver.
Here are some of the errors I get:
Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
Xlib: No protocol specified
kppp: cannot connect to X server :0
I've even tried using "xhost +" command from within the script but nothing
seems to work.
Am I trying to do something impossible here?
Marc Rosenthal marc.rosenthal at ec.gc.ca
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